Sens. Grassley, Conrad Push for PAs to Serve as Hospice Attending Physicians

Late last week, Sens. Charles Grassley (R-IA) and Kent Conrad (D-ND) introduced the bipartisan “Medicare Hospice Care Access Act of 2011” (S. 891), which seeks to allow continuity of care by permitting physician assistants (PAs) to remain serving as attending physicians for their patients who chose to enter hospice care. Grassley and Conrad believe that…